President's Review Committee - [see Article 17 for complete details]

Composition of the Committee (Article 17.3.5)

President's Review Committee.  The President's Review Committee shall be composed of four employees, the Vice-President Academic and Provost who shall be chair, two other academic officers appointed by the President, and two Association observers.  The four employees shall be chosen annually by lot from the Appeals Panel (Article 15.9.5.2).  They shall be restricted to employees who are not currently members of a College Salary Committee or a College Review Committee and who hold appointments with tenure, permanent status or continuing status (in the CDC).

Powers of the Committee (Article 17.4.5)

President's Review Committee.  The powers of the President's Review Committee with respect to salaries shall be:

  1. to inform each college of the total sum of money available to it for the award of Special Increases in accordance with Article 18.2.4.2 (i) and (II);
  2. to decide on the award of either one-half or one full Special Increase to individual employees for whom application has been made by their college (under Articles 17.4.2(iv) and 17.4.4 (vii)) or to individual employees who have appealed in their own right, or whose dean has appealed on their behalf, (Article 17.5.5);
  3. to decide on the award of Special Increases in the case of an emergency, a salary anomaly arising out of placement on the salary grid at the time of appointment or a demonstrable risk of losing a faculty member because of higher salaries at comparable institutions, as provided in Article 17.5.7;
  4. to submit to the President for the information of the Board the salary decisions of the President's Review Committee.

Recommendations to the President's Review Committee (Article 17.4.4 (viii)

  1. to apply to the President's Review Committee for additional Special Increases for those employees in the College who have been awarded a full Special Increase by the College and who may merit an additional award.

Appeals to the President’s Review Committee (Article 17.5.5)

An employee, or the employee's dean in support of the employee, is entitled to appeal the employee's salary award only to the President's Review Committee, and only in writing.

Individuals wishing to appeal to the President’s Review Committee should send a written statement outlining the basis of their appeal by February 28. (Article 17.5.6 (vii)). This appeal statement should be addressed to the Secretary, President’s Review Committee, c/o Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic and should include full curriculum vitae and update Forms 1 and 2.

Right to Appear (Article 17.5.4)

Right to Appear.  The department head shall appear before the College Review Committee to discuss the departmental recommendations for Special Increases for each employee in the department. When the college, or its dean, applies for a Special Increase on behalf of an employee in the college, the dean and the department head shall be entitled to appear before the President's Review Committee in the case of a departmentalized college; and the dean and one other employee in the college, selected by the College Salary Committee, shall be entitled to appear before the President's Review Committee in the case of a non-departmentalized college. When individual employees appeal to the President's Review Committee in their own right, each employee shall be entitled to ask a colleague to appear on the employee's behalf before the President's Review Committee. Whenever an individual employee appeals to the President's Review Committee, the College Review Committee (or College Salary Committee) shall be given an opportunity to state the reasons for its earlier decision.  A copy of the statement of reasons by the College Review Committee (or College Salary Committee) shall be sent to the individual appellant, who shall be entitled to respond to the President’s Review Committee.

Dates (Article 17.5.6)

  1. by November 30, the department head (or dean of a non-departmentalized college) shall have met with each employee to discuss the salary recommendation as described in Article 17.5.2 and the department committees shall have considered all salary reviews and submitted their recommendations to the college;

  2. by January 31, College Review Committees (or College Salary Committees) shall have considered all salary reviews and submitted their decisions and recommendations to the President for transmission to the Board or to the President's Review Committee;

  3. by February 28, any employee wishing to appeal shall have submitted the appeal to the secretary of the President's Review Committee;

Expedited Procedures (Article 17.4.7)

Expedited Procedures.  Notwithstanding Article 17.5.6, in the case of an emergency, a salary anomaly arising out of placement on the salary grid at the time of appointment, or a demonstrable risk of losing a faculty member because of higher salaries at comparable institutions, a Special Salary Increase may be granted at any time and can be awarded permanently or for a specified time period, provided the appropriate Department Salary Committee, the College Review Committee (or College Salary Committee) and the President's Review Committee have recommended such an increase, and the Joint Committee for the Management of the Agreement has approved such action.  The limitations of Article 18.2.4.1 do not apply to awards made in accordance with the provisions of this section.